Diego Rodríguez da Silva y Velázquez 1599 – 1660

Joseph's Bloody Coat Brought to Jacob

oil on canvas (223 × 250 cm) — 1630 Museum Monastery of El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Diego Rodríguez da Silva y Velázquez biography

This work is linked to Genesis 37:32

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Jacob loved Joseph more than he loved his other children. His jealous brothers therefor decide to sell Joseph into slavery. Afterwards, they show Jacob Joseph's coat, stained with a goat's blood. They tell Jacob that Joseph was attacked by a wild animal. Jacob is shocked.

Velázquez made this painting while traveling in Italy (1629-1631).

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